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Darter. As the name suggests, it darts. The neck bones help the bird to shoot out its dagger shaped bill at its food, which is mostly fish, to either catch it or pierce it. It is a good under water swimmer and an excellent diver. It swims with its body submerged with only its slender neck, swaying and turning in a snake like manner, visible above the water. Hence the bird is also known as Snake bird. These birds, when they are not pursuing their food, can often be seen drying their wings.
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